Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Succah Decorations

The Succah Decorations
Day: Sunday
Date: October 16, 2016
Parshat: Vezot Haberacha
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 638

It is a mitzvah to decorate the Succah and make it look nice. Therefore one should hang nice drapes, posters, and fruits to make it nice. The more a person decorates the Succah the more praiseworthy he is. Decorations that were made to be used for non Jewish holidays such as xmas or others may be used for the sukkah. The hanging decorations must be entirely within four tefachim of the scach. There are just over three inches in a tefach which makes the total approximately 12 and a half inches. The paper chains that are commonly used in many sukkot as decorations, ideally should also be within the same space but if not the Succah is still kosher and one may still eat and sleep under that spot.

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